This view of the South Patio looking west shows our newly
seeded "lawn" covered by straw to retain moisture and protect
new shoots from the intense sun.
The lawn is low-growing native grasses that should need very
little water once established.
A margin of rock separates the house from the grass and a
"stream" of rocks helps divert rain water away from the house.
The area immediately south of the patio will have to wait
until next year.